Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Dalwhinnie A 913 – Creel Co-ordinates

21st October 20191571612400000 || 1571612400

Angus John FR 34 Creel Co-ordinates – 10th of October 2019

10th October 20191570662000000 || 1570662000

Interceptor ME 9 Creel Co-ordinates – 24th of September 2019

24th September 20191569279600000 || 1569279600

Wraith ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 24th of September 2019

24th September 20191569279600000 || 1569279600

Boy Gordon VI A441 Creel Co-ordinates – 18th of September 2019

18th September 20191568761200000 || 1568761200

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of September 2019

17th September 20191568674800000 || 1568674800

Minerva FR 147 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of September 2019

17th September 20191568674800000 || 1568674800

Kiroan AH 45 Creel Co-ordinates – 16th of September 2019

16th September 20191568588400000 || 1568588400

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of September 2019

11th September 20191568156400000 || 1568156400

Vanguard KY 18 New Box – 12th of August 2019

12th August 20191565564400000 || 1565564400

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creel Co-ordinates – 6th of August 2019

6th August 20191565046000000 || 1565046000

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of August 2019

5th August 20191564959600000 || 1564959600

Evie M AH 64 Creel Co-ordinates – 30th of July 2019

30th July 20191564441200000 || 1564441200

Beeny WK94 – Creel Co-ordinates

24th July 20191563922800000 || 1563922800

Leah III PD 140 Creel Co-ordinates – 25th of June 2019

25th June 20191561417200000 || 1561417200

Usan Lass ME 50 Creel Co-ordinates – 13th of June 2019

13th June 20191560380400000 || 1560380400

Endurance AH136 Creel Co-ordinates 10th June 2019

10th June 20191560121200000 || 1560121200

Genesis KY 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of May 2019

22nd May 20191558479600000 || 1558479600

Venture AH 36 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of May 2019

22nd May 20191558479600000 || 1558479600

Freedom B Creel Positions

8th May 20191557270000000 || 1557270000

Asterion AH 15 Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of April 2019

2nd April 20191554159600000 || 1554159600

Le Belhara NN 733 Creel Positions – 1st of April 2019

1st April 20191554073200000 || 1554073200

Twilight AH 16 Creel Positions – 29th of March 2019

29th March 20191553817600000 || 1553817600

Iris ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of March 2019

22nd March 20191553212800000 || 1553212800

Lady Ann AH 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of January 2019

11th January 20191547164800000 || 1547164800

Alison Marie K 420 Creel Co-ordinates – 18th of December 2018

18th December 20181545091200000 || 1545091200

Alsvior K 337 – map of gear accidentally towed

5th November 20181541376000000 || 1541376000

Orianne AH268 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Map of current positions – East of Orkney – 16th of October 2018

16th October 20181539644400000 || 1539644400

Amended – Lost Gear in Orkney – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Peterhead Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

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18th September 20181537225200000 || 1537225200

Missing Static Gear – 17th of September 2018

17th September 20181537138800000 || 1537138800

Noronya K 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Southern Belle WK 25 – 6th of August 2018

6th August 20181533510000000 || 1533510000

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Positions – 26th of April 2018

26th April 20181524697200000 || 1524697200

Solis-C ME5 Creel Co-ordinates – 3rd of April 2018

3rd April 20181522710000000 || 1522710000

Lily 5 WK 46 Creel Positions – 26th of March 2018

26th March 20181522018800000 || 1522018800